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Man Shot 4 Times After Giving Up Money

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    A man was robbed and shot in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia. (Published Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014)

    A man was left fighting for his life in Philadelphia after police say he was shot four times by robbers even though he gave up his wallet.

    "For some unknown reason after taking his wallet they shoot him four times while standing over him at point-blank range," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    Investigators say a 28-year-old man was walking home from a job interview along the 1400 block of Magee Street in the Oxford Circle section of the city Monday night.

    As he walked closer to his home, police say he was suddenly approached by at least two gunmen.

    The suspects forced the man to the ground and demanded that he give up his wallet, which contained $500, according to police.

    After taking the man's wallet, police say the suspects shot the man four times as he was lying down in the snow. The suspects then fled the scene.

    The victim was taken to the hospital where he remained in critical condition Tuesday morning.

    Police have not yet released the victim’s identity or any descriptions of the suspects. 

    The shooting took place in the same neighborhood where a delivery man was lured to a vacant home, shot and robbed two weeks ago.